Electronics Technician

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Upton, NY, USA
  • Oct 01, 2020

Job Description

Job ID 2333Date posted 09/11/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department;of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Position Description

The Instrumentation Division has an opening for a Microelectronics Technician to provide support to our High-Density Interconnect Electronics Assembly Lab (HDI-EA). This position plays an essential role supporting the work of the Instrumentation Division and BNL. The HDI-EA lab provides a variety of design and interconnect services for a broad range of technical projects including semiconductor radiation detection and custom application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). It also provides assembly and rework for prototype electronic designs which are typically based on surface mount technology (SMT).

This position provides the opportunity to apply your existing microelectronics knowledge while developing new skills and capabilities which will enhance your career and the Instrumentation Division team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support assembly processes, including wire bonding (wedge, ball),
  • Flip-chip, eutectic (substrate and die) attachment, epoxy (substrate and die) attach,) and SMT
  • Communicate directly with scientists and engineers to provide critical feedback relating to prototype assembly
  • Partner with engineers in designing or updating prototypes
  • Collaborate with engineers in developing the design process
  • Consistently produce precise and accurate work
  • May direct and coordinate the work efforts of other technical support assigned to a specific project

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge,   Skills, and Abilities:

  •   Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or an Associate’Degree in a related scientific or technical field
  •   A   minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience
  •   Understanding   of electronic circuits and schematics
  •   Ability   to work independently and as a team member
  •   Ability   to consistently produce precise and accurate work
  •   Familiarity   with microelectronic assembly techniques
  •   Familiarity   with specialized automated assembly equipment
  •   Hand   tool proficiency
  •   Computer   proficiency
  •   Good   problem-solving abilities                                                                                                              
  •   Effective communication   skills
  •   Self-motivated   and work well under minimal supervision
  •   Strong   motivation to learn and apply new capabilities

Preferred Knowledge,   Skills, and Abilities:

  •   Bachelor   Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  •   Experience   in wire bonding
  •   Experience   in flip-chip processes
  •   Experience   in SMT assembly
  •   Computer   Aided Design (CAD) Experience
  •   Experience   with PCB design/layout
  •   Experience   with reflow oven’s and pick and place equipment 

Environmental,   Health & Safety Requirements:

  •   Ability   to perform heavy lifting (over 30 lbs.) 
  •   Must   have good sight and hand dexterity for precision work with small components   and circuits


  • The   selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate grade level dependent   upon depth and breadth of relevant         knowledge, skills, and years of relevant   experience.
  • BNL   will not sponsor a visa for this position

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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